Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson, Inc is the eighth largest pharmaceutical company and the world’s largest seller of health care products. While remaining wildly successful, the company has been associated with numerous scandals over the years, including the recall of 31 million bottles of Tylenol in 1982.
Johnson & Johnson’s diabetes drug Invokana® recently revealed serious potential side effects, including kidney disease, heart attacks and ketoacidosis. Lawsuits against Invokana’s® manufacturer are a result of allegations towards the company’s failure to warn patients and physicians of the increased risks of the complications linked to the medication.
Invokana®, also known as canagliflozin, is a type of prescription medicine used to lower blood sugar in adults with Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes. Most forms of medication for diabetes work to increase insulin, while Invokana® instead works to stop glucose from being reabsorbed into the blood in the kidneys. Recent studies and FDA warnings reveal serious complications and side effects associated with Invokana® can be fatal.
If the manufacturer had properly warned patients and physicians of the increased risks of the complications associated with Invokana®, then doctors would have prescribed an alternative medication for patients with Type 2 diabetes. Additionally, patients would have monitored their health on a more frequent basis for potential signs and symptoms related to Invokana’s® side effects, such as kidney disease, heart attacks and ketoacidosis.
We Can Help
If you or a loved one developed complications after taking Invokana®, including fluid on the brain (cerebral edema), heart attack or serious kidney problems, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Recovery may include compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and loss of spousal consortium. Avram Blair & Associates P.C. is headquartered in Houston, Texas but handles Invokana® cases nationwide. To find out if you have a claim, please call Avram Blair & Associates P.C. at (800) 428-2603 or contact us online for your free consultation.